Campaigns and Cruises, in Venezuela and Ned Grenada, and in the Pacific Ocean; from 1817-1830: With the Narrative of a March from the River Orinoco to San Buenaventura on the Coast of Chocò; and Sketches of the West Coast of South America from the Gulf of California to the Archipelago of Chilöe. Also, Tales of Venezuela: Illustrative of Revolutionary Men, Manners, and Incidents ...

Longman and Company, 1831

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Página 313 - I long wooed your daughter, my suit you denied; — Love swells like the Solway, but ebbs like its tide,- And now am I come, with this lost love of mine, To lead but one measure, drink one cup of wine. There are maidens in Scotland more lovely by far, That would gladly be bride to the young Lochinvar.
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